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Writer Richard Ford on Anton Chekhov.

Richard Ford, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the novel "Independence Day," has edited and collected a new selection of short stories by the great Russian playwright and short-story writer Anton Chekhov. It's called "The Essential Tales of Chekhov" (Ecco Press)


A Horror Story that Sticks with You

Commentator Maureen Corrigan tells us about the short horror story that has haunted her through the years. (It's "August Heat," by W.F. Harvey).(Rebroadcast from 8/20/92).


Stephanie Vaughn Discusses Growing Up on Army Bases.

Short story writer Stephanie Vaughn. Her first collection of stories is "Sweet Talk." Most of these stories chronicle the childhood, youth, and adulthood of Gemma, the daughter of a career army man. The New York Times says Vaughn "emerges as a thoroughly original writer, blessed with a distinctive voice, by turns witty and lyrical, wisecracking and nostalgic." Vaughn's stories first appeared in "The New Yorker," and in the O. Henry and Pushcart Prize collections. ("Sweet Talk" is published by Random House.)


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